Sunday, January 08, 2006

There's no 'I' in 'Rammed Earth'

Well, actually there is. In fact, there's an overabundance of "I" and "me" and "mine"--same as any other capitalist pursuit. Yes, yes, of course we are powerless over our own behavior and with out say in the choices we make. Yes, yes we've all heard it all before.

Could it be in that resignation there is no small amount of relief? Loosen that tie, take the belt out a notch and have a good splash just like everyone else.

Here's J and K and L

Johnson, A. Morgan, "Laboratory Experiments with Lime Soil Mixtures,"
Proceedings of the 28th Annual Meeting of the Highway Research Board,
Washington, D. C., December 1948

Kirkham, John Edward. How To Build Your Home of Earth.
Oklahoma A. and M. College, Engineering Experiment Station
Publication No. 54, 1943. 37 pages.

Koch, Alva E., "A Method of Soil Selection and Job Control for Rammed Earth Construction."
Unpublished M. S. thesis, Civil Engineering Department. A. and M. College of Texas
College Station, Texas, 1947

Lal, Manohar and Dhawan, B. L., "Use of Linseed Oil-Cake as a Stabilizer in Earth Construction"
Journal of the Indian Roads Congress, Vol. 19, No. 2, p. 273, May, 1955

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